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the district of columbia, ms. norton, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. chaffetz: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. chaffetz: thank you, mr. speaker. as we know the government accountability office is a great aid to the united states congress. they help by auditing and examining government programs and reporting its findings to congress. it serves a most valuable position in the work that we do. the g.a.o. is responsible for 102 recurring annual statutory mandates and receives over 700 additional requests each year. it's quite a demand on the resource that is we have given them. this bill eliminates or decreases the recurrence of several g.a.o. reports and auditing requirements for federal rp programs for commission. in recent yea
in washington, d.c., with historian richard norton smith. >> sreenivasan: walking into the theater center is like tang a step back in time to the cobblestone streets of washington on april 16, 1855, the day after president abraham lincoln's death. newspaper headlines cover the walls of the new exhibit which ...in a building across the street from ford's theater where the president was assassinated. >> you walk to the third floor and you come to this mothy attic. the chronological treatment. >> reporter: presidential historian richard norton smith, who helped design the center, says its mission is to examine how lincoln has influenced americans great and small since his death. in part, that influence is symbolized by the 34-foot-high book tower that connects the center's three floors. it's made of aluminum and represents some of the roughly 15,000 works written about lincoln. >> the story didn't end on april 15. in some ways, the story begins. the story of what we want lincoln to be. which lincoln are we talking about? the evolution of the posthumous lincoln. it's like a mirror held up to
. >> woodruff: plus michael beschloss and richard norton smith talk about potential historical turning points of the past year. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the old year ticked down today, and with it went any hope of meeting the midnight "fiscal cliff" deadline. house republicans opted not to hold any votes on the issue tonight. so-- officially, at least-- more than $600 million in tax hikes and spending cuts begin taking effect tomorrow. in the meantime, senate republicans and the white house continue working on a possible deal. . >> are running out of time. americans are still threatened with a tax hike in just a few hours
to end slavery and the civil war. >> woodruff: plus michael beschloss and richard norton smith talk about potential historical turning points of the past year. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the old year ticked down today, and with it went any hope of meeting the midnight "fiscal cliff" deadline. house republicans opted not to hold any votes on the issue tonight. so-- officially, at least-- more than $600 million in tax hikes and spending cuts begin taking effect tomorrow. in the meantime, senate republicans and the white house continue working on a possible deal. . >> are running out of time. americans are still threatened
in the sports edge.  . >>> d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton is fighting for the district's respect, pushing for a provision to the 2013 defense authorization bill to require the armed forces to display d.c.'s flags and the flags of thive if territories whenever she said she never wants anyone in the military to feel singled out after serving. >>> the first black senator. governor haley named scott as the replacement. demint is stepping down to become the president of the conservative think thank -- think tank, the heritage foundation. >>> coming up on the news edge tonight. >> if you ever waited tables, you know how hard it s. i'm beth parker. coming up, the story of a gigantic tip just in time for the holidays. >> >> . >> and if the cold weather has you down, pretend it's summer time. the latest facebook trend called frosting. that is when people dress up in summer gear and that picture's re-creating their favorite summer activities. for some people, as you can see, it's probably tough. especially on the snow. n the s oh, my gosh. did you see that lady l
see there is a police officer, his name is edward norton. this was captured on a cell phone, jumping into a freezing ft. point channel in freezing four-point channel and torrential downpours there to rescue a woman who had fallen in. >> somebody had been giving life preservers, to help rescue, i was able to hold on to that while she was holding on to the life preserver, while holding myself up with the raft that was out there. >> good for you, officer, nobody was seriously hurt. and officer norton says it was all in a day's work. >>> worse apocalypse ever, or not. somebody has some serious explaining to do. brianna kei . >>> you may have noticed, we're all still here. the december 21st 2012 apocalypse now turned out to be apocalypse no, leave off the "w." now, when people argued about the significance of the so-called end of the mayan calendar, others waited for a giant event, like the magnetic fire ball, or for the poles to reverse, or for jersey shores to get another season. thank goodness, those things didn't happen. but how can that be? some people were so convinced the apocalyps
. that is the message this morning from d.c. congressman eleanor holmes norton. >> up next, details of what she is fighting for to make sure d.c. is recognized by the armed forces. but first, here is tucker barnes. >> a little leftover fog out there to start your day but the forecast looking brighter with more sunshine for you. i'll have details on the weather and julie wright has a look at your traffic too coming up in just a minute. >>> good morning to you. this is a live look outside right now. this is the airport, i believe. >> this is national. reagan, excuse me. i'm going old school. >> i think people get the idea. >> i know. like we don't say the bullets anymore like we know they really are. >> if you lived here long enough, you can do that. >> reagan national airport. foggy. last night, seriously, it was almost a little scary. >> ghoulish. >> it definitely was. i'm like what is going on. >> we had a warm front that got stuck across the area. that is kind of typical this time of year. >> kind of dangerous to drive in that. >> it was a little tricky. good news is the weather forecast will
and the gentlewoman from the district of columbia, ms. norton, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. chaffetz: i ask that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: weather. mr. chaffetz: we're about to come up on a very important date regarding world war i this bill sponsored by the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, h.r. 6364 is a very worthy undertaking that the congress i believe should enact. so in the spirit of that, i'd like to actually recognize and yield time, such time as he may consume to the gentleman from texas, mr. poe. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. poe: appreciate the gentleman from utah yielding time. madam speaker, frank buckles was the epitome of an american hero and a man who would do anything for this great united states of america. this is a photograph of him recently taken after he
foundation. >>> d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton despiting for what she calls the district's respect pushing for a provision in the 2013 defense authorization bill. it would require the armed forces to display d.c.'s flags and the flags of the five territories whenever the flags of the 50 states are displayed. the congresswoman says she never wants anyone in the military to feel singled out after serving their country. >> there are some differences between us and the states, but we have this in common with the states, serving, fighting and dying in our nation's wars. >> the congresswoman says as american citizens we should expect no less since we are part of the american familiar and all of our flags should be recognized. >>> coming up next the tragedy in connecticut has reignited the gun right debate. two prominent senators say they've already changed their stance. do changes need to be made? experts weigh in next from both sides. >>> hi, i'm lieutenant colonel tammy dodson stationed in italy, want to send a special shout out to my little sister in alexandria, virginia. happy holida
affiliate whdh has the story. >> reporter: cell phone video captures boston police officer edward norton taking the plunge. he jumped into the frigid fort point channel in a downpour to rescue a woman. >> she was in that water calling for help and i can swim. >> he didn't hesitate, ran down the steps, took off his belt and jumped in the water and swam over to get her. >> reporter: officer norton says the woman was drowning and he didn't think twice about diving in pool. >> one of the other officers had been given the life preserver from someone else. i think it came from the tea party museum so, that helped a lot. i was able to hold onto her with -- hold onto that while she was holding on to the life preserver while holding myself up with the raft that was out there. >> the life preserver around her and he swam to this floating device right here and just held on until the fire department came and then the divers jumped in the water after them. >> reporter: bystanders watched as a boat picked both of them up. >> i'll tell you what, that cop was a hero today. he didn't even think twice abo
holmes norton. a holiday party tradition she's hosted since she was elected decades ago. about 100 kids got clothes and toys and some necessities. and they were entertained by santa and mrs. clause. >>> well, still to come tonight, twinkies are getting a little hard to find these days. but a signed one? well, that's even rarer. >> got to have that. but first, twitter nearly melted down today with word of a change to instagram's privacy policies. we'll sort out what's new, what's not and what it means for your photos on instagram. that's next. >>> if you tweet, you know one of the top trends on twitter today instagram. everyone's talking about how the popular photosharing service hinted in its revise user agreement it might share pictures in ads. jewels is aol's former privacy director and currently the chair of the future of privacy forum a think tank. how big of a policy change is this? >> well, to tell you the truth the policy change wasn't really that big. but it clearly got a lot of people worried and a lot of people confused and so instagram actually just announced that they're goi
. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from the district of columbia, ms. norton, for five minutes. ms. norton: thank you, madam speaker. as we end the 112th congress, we are faced with two crises. cliff ryecies and now a gun crisis, a mental health crisis that comes to us from newtown, connecticut. when you consider that this is a congress which has not been able to handle even modern issues much less crises, one begins to wonder whether we will evoke to what is required of any person who is a member of the united states congress. this morning, i come for something less than a crisis for the country, easier, much easier to solve. i am calling on the defense authorization conference committee to solve a simple noncrisis problem. a problem, though, that casts shame on our treatment of our active duty military, our veterans, and their families. thanks to chairman buck mckeon and ranking member adam smith, the defense authorization bill contains a simple provision. that provision says that when you raise the flags of the 50 states at military ceremonies, if you're raising or displaying the flags
. police officer edward norton in boston jumps in the frigid water to save a woman's life. it is not clear how the woman fell into the water but a witness says that he threw his car into park and leapt into the water after her, carrying a life saving ring with him as you can see, the woman is being treated for are hypothermia but is expected to fully recover. >>> after more than a year, president obama has finally begun to release his regulatory agenda. the u.s. law requires federal agencies to publicly report proposed regulations that will have a significant impact directly to congress. we now know from the government's website from the department of labor that just within the last four months more than 6,000 new proposed regulations are pending. shannon bream is investigating the onslaught of new regulations and spoke with the founder and president of the media research center who says the media has failed to keep the american public informed about this. >> nobody is reporting the truth about obama care. you know, p.j. o'rourke made a great observation 20 years ago when said if you think
wrong. isn't that the test for insanity? >> it's interesting, new york followed what we remember the mcnorton rule and until 1965 and then they went with a slightly different iteration. one can you appreciate the facts of what you are doing. you are squeezing someone's neck and you think are squeezing lemons and number two, you know what you are doing is wrong. there is a couple interesting points. number one she ran away from the scene. show theoretically. >> gregg: consciousness of guilt? >> conscious necessary you know what you did is wrong. two, her specific language about because he is muslim is same argument. >> she admitted in doing it. it's not all the aliens were following me, she pushed him. i targeted this person. >> gregg: in the case of andrea yates, she drowned her children in the bathtub. she called police which prosecutors used against her and said, hey, she understood what she had done and knew that it was wrong. she was eventually on a second trial found to be insane. >> that is the flip side of what you just said. you have to be crazy to call the police, right? that is inte
from "60 minutes" on the project along with actors matt damon don cheadle and edward norton. it will be on tv next year. >> bill: al gore involved with this? >> i do not believe so. >> he should be. >> bill: he should be. >> president obama welcomed members of congress to the white house for a christmas party last night. interesting to note this is the fourth straight year where they've taken time out for holiday cheer while being on a strict deadline on huge legislation. the fiscal cliff likely wade for awkward conversations around the eggnog last night. >> bill: i'm sure when john boehner had his picture taken with the president. >> oh, yeah. >> bill: how are we doing here john? >> rick santorum has a new job. the former senator and failed presidential candidate will write a weekly column for the conservative world net daily site. ceo joseph made the announcement yesterday saying santorum will continue to go to bat for conservatives who feel their voices aren't being heard. >> bill: i cannot criticize r
. norton. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i have been listening closely. what you have been saying about cost estimation. there are difficulties and you have talked about the appeal process. we got so fed up with moneyline on the table during this casino recovery process, that's how we came up with this notion. once in arbitration were both parties really have to talk about the arbitrator, that is the final result. i'm not sure that there's anyway to get around it, as you said. people are expecting a different answer. i understand that there was a project. and i'm going to ask you about that first. but there was a power project for cost estimation -- a half million dollars approved or so. while some show cost estimation, others which would have been expedited, others chose to go with the old system and part of the difference was that if you use cost estimation, you give them flexibility. whereas with the present system, you pay for other time. how did that project tell you cost estimation is just a figment of our imagination what did you learn from the project? people did not use cost estimat
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